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Two Get Prison Time For Deadly Buttocks Enhancement Surgery

AP | By KEN RITTER | Posted 12.20.2011 | Crime

LAS VEGAS -- A Colombian husband and wife were each sentenced Thursday to up to eight years in a Nevada prison plus a year in county jail for leaving ...

Watch: Man Has Pruning Shears Removed From Eye

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 10.30.2011 | Weird News

Most people wouldn't think of gardening as a high-risk activity, but the example of Arizona man Leroy Luetscher might make you think again. Luetsc...

I'm With Stupid: Go Ahead, He Probably Won't Even Know It's Gone

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.29.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Imagine going into a hospital for a circumcision at the age of 60-something like Phillip Seaton did back in 2007. Imagine, then, how Seaton must have felt when he awoke to find... wait for it... wait for it... his penis had been amputated.

A-Rod To Undergo Surgery

AP | RICK FREEMAN | Posted 09.09.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez is going to have surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Th...

The Berlin Heart: 7-Year-Old Undergoes Groundbreaking Heart Treatment

Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact


Karen Butler, Oregon Woman, Develops Foreign Accent After Surgery

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

SALEM, Ore. — Karen Butler has a British-sounding accent, but she's never been to Europe. She woke up from dental surgery one day talking funny....

Some Asian Patients Seek Radical Surgery For 'Western' Features

Posted 07.23.2011 | World

A growing trend has Asian patients of all ages, from the middle-aged to adolescents, seeking out plastic surgery in an effort to make themselves appea...

Here's the Proof: Green Environments Are Essential for Human Health

Linda Buzzell | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home
Linda Buzzell

For anyone who still doubts the amazing healing effects of nature connection, here's the proof: Rigorous new research by the University of Illinois r...

Surprising Study Finds More Surgery In Rural Areas

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO -- A surprising study of nearly 46 million Medicare patients says older residents in rural areas are more likely to have any of nine common su...

Busted: A Fugitive Fraudster Husband

Abigail Pesta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abigail Pesta

What do you do when your husband disappears from your bed one night, leaves you with $6 million in debt, and turns out to be a total fraud? If you're Michelle Kramer, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get a Ph.D. in psychology.

Ask Me About My Gall Bladder

Meredith Lopez | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Meredith Lopez

I have to say, spending nearly a week in the hospital and having surgery was way more fun than any stupid plans I may have had, like St. Patrick's Day parties and Purim carnivals.

The Value Of Mortality

Eldon Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

In my mind, the solemnity of major surgery reminds us that our mortal self is not all there is. Once we recognize this -- truly cashing in the meaning, not unlike those near-death experiences -- our lives change.

Berlusconi Undergoes 4-Hour Face Surgery For 2009 Injury

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME -- Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi underwent face surgery for four hours Monday to repair damage he suffered when a man hurled a statuette at h...

Living the Dream, 3 Reconstructive Surgeries Later

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lauren Cahn

Is there a woman alive who hasn't fantasized about taking some of "this stuff down here" and "moving it up there"? Let me just say, I'm living the dr...

The Kidney And Goliath

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elissa Stein

There's something wrong with a system in which corporations makes health decisions for people based on numbers, contracts or fees. Where patients are voiceless in their treatment.

Ethnic Cosmetic Surgery

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Fridkis

Cosmetic surgery is no longer just about fitting into your adopted culture, it's about fitting into your ethnic group. Sometimes I forget I got plastic surgery. I don't feel like someone who would do it.

Medical Errors Lead Surgeons To Consider Suicide, Study Says

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — A study suggests medical errors, job burnout and depression lead surgeons to contemplate suicide at higher rates than the general publ...

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Because there's no single cause for alopecia, many myths have emerged to explain it, along with a raft of specious cures.

10 Tips on Loafing Creatively

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

I loaf and invite my soul, I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. --Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself" Five years ago, I blew a ch...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Excising the Fear From Surgery

Craig Garner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Craig Garner

The words "fear" and "surgery" are inextricably connected. Not only that, but hospital stays in general are full of unfamiliar experiences that can easily jeopardize even the strongest sense of emotional well-being.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Irks Patients By Booking VIP Floor Of New York Hospital After Surgery

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One day after he was revealed to have implored Washington to launch military strikes against iran, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah finds himself at the e...

Surgeons At Italy's 'Clinic Of Horrors' Jailed For Unnecessary Operations

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a case that seems lifted from a Wes Craven movie script, eight Italian doctors have been slapped with jail time for carrying out 83 unnecessary ope...

Really, Again?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

Each time I get sick I get a new sermon. So when the rhetorical well starts to run dry, God zaps me with a new ailment, as a sort of pedagogic prop. No doubt, if I stopped giving sermons, I'd be healthy forever.

Benefits Seen For High-Risk Women In Ovary Removal

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Surgery to remove healthy ovaries gives a triple benefit to high-risk women: It lowers their threat of breast and ovarian cancer, and ...

Brazilian Man Accused Of Inserting Needles, Nail In Baby

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Brazilian police say a man has confessed he inserted two needles and a nail into a baby girl's body because her beauty bothered him....